“Here I am,” I said; “send me!” Send me to catch our own little fish. Send me, as I long for our children and grandchildren to be caught into the arms of Jesus. Help me to cast the net, deep and wide, sweeping our children and grandchildren into God's grace. He says, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”
There is no hook, but a clear directive to put out into deep. Nothing could be more important than putting out into the deep waters of our relationship with Jesus. Deep by listening to His small still voice. Deep by being immersed into Scripture. Deep by serving Him in others. Deep by worshiping Him on bended knee. Send me into the deep.
Jesus calls us to go deep in our relationship with our children/grandchildren. Deep by listening to their feelings, questions, needs, concerns. Deep by spending precious time with them—loving, singing, dancing, reading, and playing. Deep by praying with and for them. Deep by naming grace—God’s enduring presence—whether they are happy, sad, sick, or scared. Deep by bringing them to Church. Send me into the deep with each of them.
Deep is the place of authentic relationship. For those who desire more, unsatisfied with the surface, listen to Him and go deep for the abundant life. And when a little one has been caught into His net, it is not us, but only “the grace of God that is with [us].” Now, that's good news!
How will you go deeper with Jesus?
Where is God calling you to cast your net?
Naming Grace in the Domestic Church reflects on Scripture through the lens of a parent/grandparent.
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The blog on this page presents reflections on the Sunday readings through the lens of a parent/grandparent, aiding leaders of the domestic church in their vital task as “first heralds” or “first preachers” of the Good News in the home.